Rated 10 out of 10
by ShowCory Amazing
I love this game. Plane and simple only a few things I would change but thats only me being me. I've already recommended this game to my brother and now we both play online together. Really great game
Rated 5 out of 10 by BentWright Pay full price for beta quality
It seems like one in three times I sit down to play, the server is down, there is a hour download update, I get kicked out while playing, or I can't log in getting a "we have too many people playing right now, so we're slow" message with a "hey, why don't you try buying stuff at our crown store" message tagged on. Stuff you can't use--because you can't get on to play the game.
There are WAY too many players per instance, and because of that, enemies respawn quickly. I barely have time to loot their bodies before enemies are respawing right on top of me.
Even though the game is rated M, there are plenty of squealing 11 year olds riding around on purchased custom mounts with vanity pets in tow acting like fools.
Rated 7 out of 10 by tradenjeff0520 Great potential mired by bugs & monotonous quests.
Huge world offers plenty of opportunity for quests and great ability to customize your various players to play whatever style and combination suits your taste. Game is mired by numerous bugs, cranky combat mechanics, and poor AI though.I find it difficult at times to know which quest to do next and there seems to be so much going on as far as quests that they don't seem to tie into each other well, though I realize that it ties together much of the lore of the elder scrolls. When some quests are completed, the graphics and action is exciting and is a highlight for me. Crafting seems to offer little incentive since I've gotten by without doing any of it so far. Overall, I don't find it as engrossing as when I first played WOW and haven't been able to do online battles yet which I was looking forward to. Hopefully they tweak the bugs and game play to make this at least a 9/10 game but to me it's at a mediocre to good 7 or 8 out of 10 because the combat gets old fast and starts to feel like a grind.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Arkaim Great Game!!!
The game is great, it needs few tweaks and i believe Zinemax will fix the problems at release. This is an MMO, not a solo "beat and trow away" game and of course certain measures have to be take to accommodate the multiplayer. Not every thing is lootable, which is good else economy would be unstable. Not every NPC is killable, which is also good, people can't abuse the killing of Quest NPCs and vendors blocking others from using either. The game offers just as much of ES as any previous one, only with MMO element (making sure that people can't abuse one or the other thing which otherwise wont affect the gameplay in solo games). The game has lots of character customization, better than wow or any other up to date, also has a very nice combat mechanics and graphics are also great. Well worth the monthly fee, considering that it will only get better. Don't cry about not being able destroy every thing and loot every thing, this chaos is only for solo gaming.
Rated 0 out of 10 by MonsteRenegade What the Elder Scrolls has been missing - Or not?
The whole MMO idea is great. I'm just hoping it will be different than World of Warcraft, etc. ESO will be very easy to screw up. Ever since I've been playing the Elder Scrolls, I was always so surprised that the game wasn't multiplayer enabled. I'll miss the few things that we were able to do in the single player games, but I'm really excited to see how this turns out. I don't think they'll screw it up even though it would be easy to. I've always known Bethesda and Zenimax to provide unique gaming experiences. As long as they keep as many things they possibly can from Skyrim and Oblivion(etc.), I'll be happy. I mean, there definitely won't be the ability to kill the NPCs(unless they immediately respawned which wouldn't be much fun)... which completely obliterates the possibility of having the Dark Brotherhood or anything like it. I really loved that storyline. Even though some things won't be possible, I'm excited as ever for the next Elder Scrolls game.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Buzzkill42 ESO, everything I hoped it would be
I upgraded my PC for this game and I am glad I did. Visually stunning, great gameplay, just wish there were more slots for spells/skills. Granted there has been a few bugs and glitches but that is to be expected on such a massive two server rollout, Despite the few bugs gameplay has been smooth and seamless. While I havent hit any high level on any of my three characters (I am playing one of each faction to see the world) I have been happy with the quests both related to the plotline as well as the side quests. While each faction starts in the same 'tutorial' area, once you have played it you may choose to to skip it with no problem on later characters. After that each faction has their own story line and side quests. Nothing patallel in the quests apart from the main story line. I have not engaged in any pvp yet but its not really my thing however I look forward to seeing if its any different from my other pvp experiences. Over all I love this game!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Crisin Different, Not Bad
Most people are expecting way too much and those people I assume aren't used to MMORPGs. In order for it to be multi-player, It can't be the same as Skyrim which is what most people are hoping. With thousands of people playing on the same server, graphics won't be as good, and the world can't be catering to one specific character. I played in the last beta and enjoyed it. It was pretty slow at the beginning, but after you level up a bit the game comes together. Some changes are hard to get used from Elder Scrolls games such as not being able to take everything, not being able to kill everything, and not having the same freedoms of speech with everyone as there was before. The game is for MMORPG fans and the adventurous Elder Scrolls fan who is willing to try something new so for all the people expecting an Elder Scrolls VI you will be dissappointed. For an MMORPG, I think its great. For an Elder Scrolls game, it's similar, but dialed down a lot.
Rated 0 out of 10 by OwlTamer The best game ever... Now with friends!!!!
I got Skyrim a while back because I was reading Game Informer and i saw that it won for game of the year. I also wanted to try a fantasy game and since i like RPGs and loved Fallout 3 I figured it was a good choice. Boy was I right! The game was (and still is) so complex. It was beautiful and fun. I just fell in love with it. I just read recently about this and I immediatly got excited. I read that they will be making the playable area a little bit smaller than the scale of each land in the last few games so i hope they dont leave anything out. I cant wait to play it. I was thinking this would be a mothly/yearly payment game but when i saw the current price for it now I am wondering if maybey that it is one payment for the game or if that is just a year's subscription price. All i know is that I am very hopeful for this game and I cant wait to see how it is translated into an MMO. I plan on subscribing to this game the day it comes out.
Rated 0 out of 10 by KingCyan Looks Astounding
This is the first time I write on Gamestop, and no game deserves this comment other than this one. After playing the beta, I can honestly say this is an amazing addition to the Elder Scroll series. I've never been this excited about an MMO, or in fact any game (maybe Skyrim) in the past 5-7 years. It maintains all the intrigue and the amazing landscapes of the Elder Scrolls games from the yesteryear, while allowing you to access all of Tamriel. This is done while also implementing many new interactive multiplayer features. The quests are designed to allow you to take full advantage of the small niches in the environments, thus allowing you to truly explore Tamriel. With that and along with thousands of NPC's scattered throughout various small cities, each with quest chains, the multiplayer experience has the opportunity to evolve nicely. In my opinion this game has what it takes to become the definitive multiplayer rpg experience.
Rated 0 out of 10 by NuckinFuts212 Almost seems....too good to be true....
In my HONEST OPINION, this cant go very good, a game that has been offline play up til now? I dont know if it will fail badly or if it will be a huge success, if anything i most certainly want it to succeed, but not to end the good old single player rpg gaming it gives us today (if you know what i mean). I also dont want it to fail like some big shot games weve seen recently that have failed our expectations, no need to name them. However, with seeing some of these games lately that have come out......i cant help but wonder...if im going to still be playing video games up till this comes out, I am really getting tired of ALOT of these games, most are fun and awesome, but lately its just that they've been too repetetive, or like its a one playthrough and done sort of thing, I WANT THIS GAME TO NOT FAIL ANY OF US, SOMETHING THAT WILL LIFT OUR HOPES AS GAMERS TO HAVE FUN and not ragers or anymore negativity, alot of gamers these days are not very nice to others, and i hope they do not abuse this game online as well.....heres hoping for a success in the future ^_^